Cayin Fantasy Beryllium-plated DD IEM Worldwide Tour - Reviewers Wanted
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Given the lack of audio CanJam since 2020, we decide to run a worldwide tour of our new IEM Fantasy as soon as possible.
  • Driver: 10.3mm dual cavity with two-way magnetic structure
  • Diaphragm: Beryllium-plated
  • Shell: CNC from 316 Stainless Steel
  • Sensitivity: 108 dB at 1kHz
  • Impedance: 37 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 40kHz
  • Connector: 0.78mm 2 pin
  • Isolation: 26 dB
  • Cable Type: 4 conductors, each composed of 6N OCC and silver-plated core
  • Termination: Gold plated 3.5mm TRS Male
  • Cable length: 130cm

For more detail about Fantasy, please check out Fantasy product page in Cayin website, or the review from Headfonics for reference.

We'll circulate 4-5 pairs of Cayin Fantasy among shortlisted reviewers. At the end of your audition period, you are supposed to write a Cayin Fantasy IEM review at HeadGear section of HeadFi forum.

Tour Schedule:
  • 12 May 2021: Tour Application Starts
  • 22 May 2021: Tour Application Ended
  • 25 May 2021: Announce tour reviewers
  • 28 May 2021: Send out tour sample to reviewers
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How to Apply:

please reply to this thread and provide the following information:
  1. The city and country you are located.
  2. Reviews on Personal Audio products you have published. We'll check your HeadGear reviews under your forum profile, if you have published reviews on other media/platform or produce video review on Youtube, please provide additional information for our reference.
  3. Please describe your regular portable setup
  4. Please list the DAP, IEMs or Audio equipment that you will use in your audition
Logistic Arrangement:
  1. We shall group reviewers according to geographical locations.
  2. We shall send a set of Cayin Fantasy Tour review package to first reviewer on each group.
  3. Each tour reviewer is responsible for paying the shipping costs to the next tour reviewer, you can use ground mail to reduce the cost but please use trackable mailing service with signature required.
  4. The last reviewer in the group is responsible to ship the combo to a designated address to conclude the tour. If the return address requires international shipping, Cayin will cover the mailing cost incurred.
  5. Cayin will cover the import tax to the first reviewer. Please help us to control our tax expenditure whenever possible. Other import tax expenditures will subject to discussion within tour group.
  6. If we have more than one Head-Fiers from the same metropolitan area/city joining the tour, we encourage them to pass the equipment in person to reduce shipping cost and mailing time, and share the final logistic cost.
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Terms and instruction
  • The first reviewer of each group can keep the Tour sample for not more than 14 days, and reviewers after that can keep the Tour sample for not more than 10 days, please plan your audition and be prepared to ship/pass the package on the 14th or 10th day of your audition period.
  • By signing up to the tour, you are agreed to post a formal review within 14 days after your audition period, and Cayin Audio can use your review for sales and marketing purposes.
  • We are particularly interested with the associated electronics you used during the review, and is most appreciated if you can include photo of Fantasy with associated DAP and/or DAC/Amp in your writing.
  • Cayin Audio reserve the right on the selection, grouping and scheduling of reviewers in this tour.
Publication guideline

You have complete freedom to write up your sharing or impression as long as it represents your true feeling and opinions toward the product. Please state in your review that the Cayin Fantasy is a free loan unit from Cayin, and you shall pass the unit to next reviewer or return the unit to Cayin at the end of your review period.

I shall start a group PM to reviewers in the same group, and we can keep each other updated in the PM. Please do not post your impression in this thread because no one will read this thread after we finalized our tour reviewers. We want your reviews to be read by as many current or potential users of N3Pro as possible, so please share your open-box photo/video or short impression in the Fantasy Official Thread, and post your final review on HeadGear section of HeadFi forum. You are welcome to share your photo/review/impression to any social media or local Personal Audio forum/blog/magazine etc. but please keep us informed whenever possible.

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Tour Grouping:
The Fantasy Tour groups are as follows:

Group 1: US
  1. ngoshawk
  2. Army-Firedawg
  3. darmanastartes
  4. macdonjh
  5. John Massaria
  6. icefalkon
  7. szore
  8. dbsylvia,
  9. edb
Group 2: Canada and US
  1. Rockwell75
  2. tgx78
  3. Otto Motor
  4. dweaver
  5. Stu Paddasso
  6. antdroid
  7. HiFiHawaii808
Group 3: Europe
  1. Ichos, Thessaloniki
  2. kmmbd
  3. F700
  4. Hooga
  5. Forever8895
  6. Scuba Devils
  7. gazzington
  8. ChrisOc
  9. greenmac
Group 4: Other Locations
  1. Tanalasta
  2. robthemac
  3. twiceboss
  4. Sajid Amit
  5. asifur
  6. Mosauwer
 
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May 10, 2021 at 2:43 PM Post #2 of 48

antdroid

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I am interested in this tour!
  1. Seattle area, WA, USA
  2. http://www.AudioDiscourse.com
  3. Lotoo PAW 6000 or Shanling M3X for portable use. Chord Qutest -> Audiolab 6000A Amp or Topping Stack at desk.
  4. See above ^ as well as Samsung/Apple devices. I have several IEMs to compare against. Hidition Viento and UM Mest are my daily drivers.
 
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May 10, 2021 at 2:54 PM Post #4 of 48

ngoshawk

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I am interested in the tour! Thank you!

1. Kansas City, MO area
2. Blog link: https://ngoshawksounds.blog/
3. Cayin N6ii mk2, Shaling M6 Pro, HiBy R3P Saber, IFi Pro iCAN/iDSD, XDuoo TA-30, EarMen TR-Amp/Sparrow/Eagle
4. Rotation of above for portable use including Empire Ears Hero, Dunu SA-6, etc.

Cheers, all!
 
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Given the lack of audio CanJam since 2020, we decide to run a worldwide tour of our new IEM Fantasy as soon as possible.
  • Driver: 10.3mm dual cavity with two-way magnetic structure
  • Diaphragm: Beryllium-plated
  • Shell: CNC from 316 Stainless Steel
  • Sensitivity: 108 dB at 1kHz
  • Impedance: 37 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 40kHz
  • Connector: 0.78mm 2 pin
  • Isolation: 26 dB
  • Cable Type: 4 conductors, each composed of 6N OCC and silver-plated core
  • Termination: Gold plated 3.5mm TRS Male
  • Cable length: 130cm

For more detail about Fantasy, please check out Fantasy product page in Cayin website, or the review from Headfonics for reference.

We'll circulate 4-5 pairs of Cayin Fantasy among shortlisted reviewers. At the end of your audition period, you are supposed to write a Cayin Fantasy IEM review at HeadGear section of HeadFi forum.

Tour Schedule:
  • 12 May 2021: Tour Application Starts
  • 22 May 2021: Tour Application Ended
  • 25 May 2021: Announce tour reviewers
  • 28 May 2021: Send out tour sample to reviewers
CLM09753.jpg

How to Apply:

please reply to this thread and provide the following information:
  1. The city and country you are located.
  2. Reviews on Personal Audio products you have published. We'll check your HeadGear reviews under your forum profile, if you have published reviews on other media/platform or produce video review on Youtube, please provide additional information for our reference.
  3. Please describe your regular portable setup
  4. Please list the DAP, IEMs or Audio equipment that you will use in your audition
Logistic Arrangement:
  1. We shall group reviewers according to geographical locations.
  2. We shall send a set of Cayin Fantasy Tour review package to first reviewer on each group.
  3. Each tour reviewer is responsible for paying the shipping costs to the next tour reviewer, you can use ground mail to reduce the cost but please use trackable mailing service with signature required.
  4. The last reviewer in the group is responsible to ship the combo to a designated address to conclude the tour. If the return address requires international shipping, Cayin will cover the mailing cost incurred.
  5. Cayin will cover the import tax to the first reviewer. Please help us to control our tax expenditure whenever possible. Other import tax expenditures will subject to discussion within tour group.
  6. If we have more than one Head-Fiers from the same metropolitan area/city joining the tour, we encourage them to pass the equipment in person to reduce shipping cost and mailing time, and share the final logistic cost.
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Terms and instruction
  • The first reviewer of each group can keep the Tour sample for not more than 14 days, and reviewers after that can keep the Tour sample for not more than 10 days, please plan your audition and be prepared to ship/pass the package on the 14th or 10th day of your audition period.
  • By signing up to the tour, you are agreed to post a formal review within 14 days after your audition period, and Cayin Audio can use your review for sales and marketing purposes.
  • We are particularly interested with the associated electronics you used during the review, and is most appreciated if you can include photo of Fantasy with associated DAP and/or DAC/Amp in your writing.
  • Cayin Audio reserve the right on the selection, grouping and scheduling of reviewers in this tour.
Publication guideline

You have complete freedom to write up your sharing or impression as long as it represents your true feeling and opinions toward the product. Please state in your review that the Cayin Fantasy is a free loan unit from Cayin, and you shall pass the unit to next reviewer or return the unit to Cayin at the end of your review period.

I shall start a group PM to reviewers in the same group, and we can keep each other updated in the PM. Please do not post your impression in this thread because no one will read this thread after we finalized our tour reviewers. We want your reviews to be read by as many current or potential users of N3Pro as possible, so please share your open-box photo/video or short impression in the Fantasy Official Thread, and post your final review on HeadGear section of HeadFi forum. You are welcome to share your photo/review/impression to any social media or local Personal Audio forum/blog/magazine etc. but please keep us informed whenever possible.

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I'm interested for the Tour Review Samples...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/shanling-ua2-portable-usb-dac-amp.25137/review/25823
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fiio-fd5.24858/review/25522
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ifi-audio-hip-dac.24211/reviews#review-25706
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/kbear-believe.24766/reviews#review-25525
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/dunu-titan-6.23901/reviews#review-25512
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/final-audio-design-e3000.22426/reviews
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/final-audio-vr3000.24729/reviews

You may also check out my Instagram account audio_reviews from the link below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/COCuc52HcIt/?igshid=13lf9d3wmw6o0

Also you can check the following facebook groups....

https://www.facebook.com/groups/headfi.org/permalink/10159399650664736/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/audioreviews/permalink/5605279989512266/

DAC/AMP/DAP Gear: IFI IDSD Black label, Shanling UA2, Cayin N6ii
 
May 10, 2021 at 3:27 PM Post #7 of 48

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Very interested in joining the tour.

1) Zürich, Switzerland
2) All of my reviews are listed under my profile
3) Calyx M, Romi Audio BX2+, L&P W2
4) Same as above. Comparison will me made with Dunu ZEN, P-EAR-S UT3, Gaudiolabs Clariden, Sony N3, Final E5000

Thanks for considering my participation.
 
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I am really interested in trying out the Cayin Fantasy.

1. Munich, Bavaria, Germany
2. https://medium.com/10HzTech
3. Dunu Zen/Dunu Studio SA6/Final FI-BA-SS/Final E5000 + Cowon Plenue R2/Lotoo Paw 6000/Sony NW-A55
4. Same as above. Comparisons will be made against Dunu Zen/Luna, Final A8000/E5000, and Fiio FD5 mostly. Will also see how it scales on my desk setup (Questyle CMA-400i, Cayin iHA-6)
 
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May 10, 2021 at 3:59 PM Post #9 of 48

szore

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Very interested in the Fantasy tour!

1. Brooklyn, NY
2. Reviewed the MEST, see profile.
3. I am using M8 with PWAudio alloy cable, and ForzaWorks Hybrid.
4. See above
 
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I would like to join the tour.
  1. Calgary, AB, Canada
  2. https://www.audioreviews.org/author/jkraus/ and www.youtube.com/c/audioreviews
  3. MacBook Air, iPhone, Shanling M0, AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt/Red, EarMen Sparrow, EarMen TR-amp, ifi Audio idsd Nano, Khadas T2 Pro, Schiit Magni 2U, Helm DB12...and a drawer full of more.
  4. MacBook Air, iPhone, Cobalt/Red, TR-amp, ifi nano...and whatever is needed from 3.
Thanks.
 
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I am interested.
 
May 10, 2021 at 7:02 PM Post #12 of 48

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Interested if it comes to Australia!

Current setup:
Hugo2/2go ; WA11 ; SP2000Cu; Cayin C9 (ordered)
Andromeda 2020, Oriolus Trailli
 
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I am also interested in reviewing the IEM. Like one of the other requesters I also am in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Portable gear will Galaxy 10 via headphone jack, Galaxy 20 via Earstudio ES100 and BT, LG V20, Pono Player
 
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2. Not done many reviews but a person has to start somewhere
3. Cayin N6ii (all modules) plus c9, n8, wm1z, Wm1a, ak sp25, hifiman r2r2000, hugo2.
4. Campfire Solaris og, andromeda, atlas, Sony ier z1r, um MEST, sennheiser ie300, ie800s, Sony ex1000
 

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